Professor Evonne Miller

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Design

Personal details


Director, QUT Design Lab
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Design
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
T2 Res. Centre - CI, Edu & Social Justice (U94)


Population Ageing, Social sustainability, Co-design, Design thinking, Body image and the Media, Aged Care, Technology in healthcare


Design Practice and Management, Psychology, Sociology

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Otago)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (University of Otago)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Management) (University of Otago)

Professional memberships and associations

Evonne Miller is Professor of Design Psychology and Director of the QUT Design Lab in QUT.

Originally trained in experimental social psychology, Evonne holds a BA(Hons) and PhD in Psychology, and BCom (Marketing Management) from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Evonne is a Fellow (2012) and Distinguished Member (2009) of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), Australia’s largest multidisciplinary professional association of people working in the diverse fields of ageing. She was co-conference chair of the AAG’s National Conference in 2012 (Ageing: Challenging the Boundaries) and has held an array of leadership roles, including National Honorary Secretary (06-09), President of the Queensland division (08-11), and co-scientific program chair of the 2021 conference on the Gold Coast.

Evonne is also a founding member of Places for Ageing Australia, a community of designers, educators and age care providers promoting research, innovation and best practice in the design of healthy places for ageing. With Professor Inger Mewburn (aka the Thesis Whisperer), Evonne also co-edits a blog for thesis supervisors:


Evonne is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching has focused on research methods, sustainability, and social-cultural issues for design, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as delivering workshops on research supervision, academic writing, design thinking / co-design, and participatory arts-based research methods (photovoice and research poetry). Units she has coordinated, lectured and tutored in include:

  • First year – ‘Introducing Sustainability’ (Faculty-wide unit)
  • Second year – ‘Socio-Cultural Studies’ (Industrial design unit)
  • Fourth year – ‘Design & Research’ (School-wide unit)
  • Fourth year – ‘Architectural Research ’ (Architecture unit)
  • Fourth year – ‘Survey Methods’ (Humanities & Human Services unit)



QUT ePrints

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Current supervisions